Red Hat Software Collections 1.1 is now generally available

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Red Hat today announced the general availability of Red Hat Software Collections 1.1, the second iteration of Red Hat’s comprehensive suite of powerful web development tools, dynamic languages and open source databases. Delivered on a separate life cycle from Red Hat Enterprise Linux with a more frequent release cadence, Red Hat Software Collections puts the latest stable open source runtime components, as tested and verified by Red Hat on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, in the hands of developers faster, accelerating the creation and deployment of modern web applications.

Red Hat Software Collections 1.1 bridges developer agility and production stability by providing a compelling solution to organizations seeking to leverage agile methods as a means of boosting the pace of software delivery. Enterprises and Red Hat Partners can deploy applications built with Red Hat Software Collections 1.1 with confidence, as each release of Red Hat Software Collections is backed by Red Hat’s award-winning support for three years.

Red Hat Software Collections 1.1 supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7 release candidate.

Red Hat Software Collections 1.1 includes:

Dynamic languages and platforms, including:

    - Ruby 1.9.3 with Rails 3.2.8

    - Ruby 2.0 and Rails 4.0 (NEW IN RHSCL 1.1)

    - Python 2.7

    - Python 3.3

    - PHP 5.4

    - PHP 5.5 (NEW IN RHSCL 1.1)

    - Perl 5.16.3

    - Node.js 0.10 as a Technology Preview

Open source databases, including:

    - MySQL 5.5

    - MariaDB 5.5, an easy-to-adopt alternative to MySQL

    - PostgreSQL 9.2, popular open source databases for web applications

    - MongoDB 2.4 (NEW IN RHSCL 1.1)

Open source HTTP server options:

    - Apache HTTP Server 2.4(NEW IN RHSCL 1.1)

    - Nginx 1.4.4 (Technology Preview)(NEW IN RHSCL 1.1)

Thermostat 1.0, a useful tool for monitoring JVM instances on multiple hosts. (NEW IN RHSCL 1.1)

The software collections utilities have been enhanced to simplify extending software collections through the use of dependent collections. (NEW IN RHSCL 1.1)

Organizations seeking to leverage the open hybrid cloud also benefit from Red Hat Software Collections 1.1, as applications built using Red Hat Software Collections can be deployed across multiple versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and OpenShift by Red Hat, providing flexibility across physical, virtual and cloud environments.

Customers with active Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 subscriptions who do not see Red Hat Software Collections channels can visit:

Additional Resources

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For those using Satellite (also covered by link provided by Andrius)

# satellite-sync -l | grep rhscl
13:33:22       . rhel-x86_64-server-6-rhscl-1             1249 
13:33:22       p rhel-x86_64-server-6-rhscl-1-beta           0 
13:33:22       . rhel-x86_64-server-6-rhscl-1-beta-debuginfo    0 
13:33:22       . rhel-x86_64-server-6-rhscl-1-debuginfo    165 

For those using disconnected satellites, and downloading iso channels manually, you'll have to wait until the base channels for RHEL 6.6 arrive (see comments in this link, one of the links mentioned above by Andrius) in their typical location.

I notice the promotional email went out today and clarifies the life cycle (3 years).

Great initiative that will make life a lot easier for RHEL admins supporting devs!

Can you someone advise me what's the correct rhn channel-rhel-x86_64-server-6-rhscl for rhscl-1.1, Thanks in advance!

Hi Ryan,

The correct RHN channel for Red Hat Software Collections 1.1 is rhel-x86_64-server-6-rhscl-1. You can always find an up-to-date list of available RHN channels in the latest version of the Release Notes.